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Mining Golden Moments

Evangelism and Discipleship do not happen but in the context of community. Therefore, we need to be intentional about creating community with kids.  Being intentional about community building is the equivalent of mining golden moments. Mining those “Golden Moments” Kids want to talk about themselves, but typically we need to do the work of a [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Serving Together as a Family - Part 3

In the past two weeks, I’ve shared research that shows that serving together as a family and being given significant responsibility in ministry are two key factors in helping our kids stay connected with Christ and the church. I have not only seen families serving together through my ministry, I’ve also experienced it with my [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Serving Together as a Family - Part 2

Last week I wrote about how serving together as a family is important in the long-term faith journey of a child. Another critical component to the likelihood of our children staying connected with the church and with Christ from age 18-29 is if a young person is “entrusted with significant responsibility in a ministry at a [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

Serving Together as a Family - Part 1

Studies clearly show that “serving together as a family” is vitally important in the faith journey of a child. As a KidMin leader, I am highly invested in how parents are spiritually leading their children. I interviewed several families who consistently served with their kids. I asked them, “Why do you serve with your family?” Here [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments

It's About the Gospel

Each year churches plan, prepare, pray and pull off a summer outreach using three familiar letters: V.B.S. Each summer, thousands of churches boldly reach out to their community and tens of thousands of kids are impacted by Vacation Bible School. How do you spell work?  VBS. VBS doesn’t happen on it’s own. Those glitter-covered block [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, Outreach|0 Comments

The Great Exchange

Some time ago, I took up swimming as exercise.  Swimming, like other athletic activities increases one's need for oxygen. Normally, breathing is a very natural and even subconscious event that we do not even think about. But not with swimming.  In swimming, the first thing that I had to learn what was called the "exchange" [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog List, General, Outreach|0 Comments

Overcoming Spiritual Paralysis

Have you ever had a feeling of spiritual paralysis?  I have felt stuck.  I have felt like something was wrong. It was like I was somehow out of step with the Lord.  I felt a sense of being paralyzed.  Spiritually paralyzed.  Paralysis is non-movement.  Physical paralysis may be caused by a physical malady.  In the [...]

By |December 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog List, General|0 Comments